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Andrea

Last Name

Benetti

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Born in 1964, Andrea Benetti created and drew up the "Manifesto of Neo Cave Art" presented at the 53rd Venice Biennale, in the pavilion called "Nature and Dreams", located at the Ca 'Foscari University. Conceptually, the Manifesto is inspired by the genesis of art. In his works, Andrea Benetti cites, transfigures, plays, reinvents concepts and forms of Cave painting, creating an ideal bridge between the genesis of art and its contemporaneity. He has collaborated and still collaborates to the realization of projects with various Italian and foreign universities, including the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Bologna, Ferrara, Roma Tre, Lecce, Bergamo, Bari. These universities have carried out research on his art. Benetti's works are present in collections all over the world. In addition to the museums of contemporary art in Italy and abroad and prestigious private collections, including the United Nations, his works are present in the Quirinale (seat of the President of the Italian Republic), in the Italian Parliament, in the Vatican, in various Embassies. For this reason, he was received at the Quirinale (seat of the President of the Italian Republic), in the Chamber of Deputies (Italian Parliament) and in the Vatican, where he met Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. There are dozens of university professors and important art critics who have written about Benetti's art and have participated in the projects that the Italian painter has created. For several years the encyclopedic entry "Andrea Benetti" has been present in Treccani (the most important Italian encyclopedia) and is translated into thirty languages on Wikipedia. In 2020, Benetti was awarded the 49th “Nettuno d'Oro” award, the longest-running and most prestigious annual artistic award in the city of Bologna.

MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS
United Nations Art Collection ∙ New York, U.S.A.
Vatican Art Collection ∙ Vatican, Italy
Virginia Commonwealth University ∙ Richmond, U.S.A.
MACIA ∙ Italian Contemporary Art Museum in America ∙ San Jose, Costa Rica
Argentine Ministry of Justice and Human Rights ∙ Buenos Aires, Argentina
Rinaldi-Paladino Art Museum Foundation ∙ Lugano, Switzerland
Copelouzos Family Art Museum Collection ∙ Athens, Greece
Italian Embassy in China ∙ Beijing, China
Italian Embassy in New Zealand ∙ Wellington, New Zealand

Quirinale Art Collection ∙ Italian Presidency of the Republic ∙ Roma, Italy
Montecitorio Palace ∙ Italian Parliament ∙ Chamber Of Deputie ∙ Roma, Italy
Mambo ∙ Museum of Modern Art Bologna ∙ Bologna, Italy
Museion ∙ Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano ∙ Bolzano, Italy
CAMeC ∙ Center of Modern and Contemporary Art ∙ La Spezia, Italy
Osvaldo Licini Contemporary Art Museum ∙ Ascoli Piceno, Italy
University of Ferrara Art Collection ∙ Ferrara, Italy
University of Bari Art Collection ∙ Bari, Italy
MuMi ∙ Michetti Museum ∙ Francavilla al Mare, Italy
U.N.E.S.C.O. Art Collection ∙ Bologna, Italy
Municipality of Lecce Art Collection ∙ Lecce, Italy
Amedeo Modigliani Museum ∙ Follonica, Italy
ARTinGENIO Museum ∙ Pisa, Italia
Silvestro Lega Museum ∙ Modigliana, Italy
Speleological Museum "Franco Anelli" ∙ Grotte di Castellana, Italy
Contemporary Art Museum ∙ Logudoro Meilogu Foundation ∙ Banari, Italy
Facchini Collection ∙ La Fenice et des Artistes ∙ Venice, Italy

Gender

Male

Awards & Achievements

Awards / Achievement

2020 – Premio Nettuno d'Oro – Winner – Bologna, Italy

Awards / Achievement

2016 – Ricerca Universitaria sull'arte di Andrea Benetti – Università di Ferrara – Ferrara, Italy

Awards / Achievement

2014 – Ricerca Universitaria sull'arte di Andrea Benetti – Università di Bari – Bari, Italy

Awards / Achievement

2013 – Ricerca Universitaria sull'arte di Andrea Benetti – Università di Bologna – Bologna, Italy

Awards / Achievement

2012 – Ricerca Universitaria sull'arte di Andrea Benetti – Università Roma Tre – Roma, Italy

Awards / Achievement

2011 – Ricerca Universitaria sull'arte di Andrea Benetti – Università del Salento – Lecce, Italy

Awards / Achievement

2010 – LXI Premio Michetti – Nominated – Francavilla a Mare (CH), Italy

Awards / Achievement

2009 – Biennale di Venezia – Presentazione del Manifesto dell'Arte Neorupestre – Padiglione Natura e sogni – Università Ca' Foscari – Venezia, Italy

Awards / Achievement

2008 – Johns Hopkins University – Memory – Bologna, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

Exhibition Name / Year

2021 Timeless shapes / Assemblea legislativa della Regione Emilia-Romagna – Bologna, Italy 2017 Volti contro la violenza (fotografia) / Palazzo D'Accursio – Bologna, Italy 2017 Pater Luminum (pittura, istallazioni) / Museo Civico di Gallipoli – Gallipoli (LE), Italy 2017 inMovimento – Arte fiera (pittura) / Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini – Bologna, Italy 2016 Muri diversi – (murales) / Ponte della Mascarella – Bologna, Italy 2016 Omaggio alla pittura Rupestre (pittura, disegni, video) / Museo del Castello di San Giorgio – La Spezia, Italy 2016 preHISTORIA CONTEMPORANEA (pittura, disegni, installazioni) / Università di Ferrara – Palazzo Turchi di Bagno – Ferrara, Italy 2016 Signum Crucis – Arte fiera (pittura, installazioni) / Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini – Bologna, Italy 2015 Astrattismo delle origini (pittura, installazione video) / Castello Carlo V – Lecce, Italy 2015 VR60768 – anthropomorphic figure (pittura, disegni, installazione video) / Camera dei Deputati – Roma, Italy 2014 Il colore della luce – opere in bianco (pittura, installazione video) / Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini – Bologna, Italy 2014 Dalla roccia alla tela – Il travertino nella pittura Neorupestre (pittura, disegni) / Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo – Ascoli Piceno, Italy 2014 Colori e suoni delle Origini – La genesi della pittura (pittura, disegni)) / Universitá Aldo Moro – Ex Palazzo delle Poste – Bari, Italy 2013 Symphonie de Couleurs II / Palazzo Merati d’Audiffret de Greoux – Venezia, Italy 2013 Colori e suoni delle Origini (pittura) / Palazzo D’Accursio – Bologna, Italy 2012 M173 Cro–Magnon – Tracce apocrife (pittura, disegni) / Palazzo Pepoli – Campogrande – Bologna, Italy 2012 Tracce apocrife (disegni) / Palazzo Taverna – Modigliani Intitut – Roma, Italy 2012 Il Simbolismo nella pittura Neorupestre (pittura) / Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea Montevergini – Siracusa, Italy 2011 Presentazione Opera Videoarte "Nihil morte certius" / Palazzo Gnudi – Sala degli Specchi – Bologna, Italy 2011 La Pittura Neorupestre (pittura, installazione video) / Grotte di Castellana – Caverna "La Grave" – Castellana Grotte (BA), Italy 2011 B.P. Before present (pittura) / Grand Hotel Baglioni – Bologna, Italy 2011 Anfratti della pittura neorupestre (pittura) / Tedofra Art Gallery – Bologna, Italy 2009 Presentazione del Manifesto dell'Arte Neorupestre / 53. Biennale di Venezia – Venezia, Italy 2009 Festa d’Europa (pittura) / Palazzo "Dogana" della Provincia – Foggia, Italy 2009 La Pittura Neorupestre (pittura) / Palazzo Brancaccio – Roma, Italy 2009 Esplorazione inconsueta all'interno della velocità (pittura) / Royal Carlton Hotel – Bologna, Italy 2008 Olio e cacao su tela (pittura) / Atelier Zensi – Bologna, Italy

Group Exhibitions

Exhibition Name / Year

2012 La Colección de Arte Contemporáneo Italiana (pittura) / Banco Nacional – Costa Rica – San Josè, Costa Rica 2011 Il Novecento nelle Collezioni Permanenti della Pinacoteca (installazione) / Pinacoteca Comunale Amedeo Modigliani – Follonica (GR), Italy 2011 Torri (Installazione) / Teatro dei Laboratori DAMS – Bologna, Italy 2010 Portraits d’Artistes (pittura) / Palazzo Taverna – Modigliani Institut – Roma, Italy 2010 LXI Edizione del Premio F. P. Michetti (pittura) / Museo Michetti – Francavilla al Mare (CH), Italy 2009 La pittura come emozione (pittura) / Palazzo Malvezzi – Sede della Provincia – Bologna, Italy 2009 Omaggio a Modigliani (pittura) / Fondazione Mantovani – Milano, Italy 2008 L’antico incontra il moderno – Arte fiera (pittura) / Galleria Fondantico – Bologna, Italy 2008 International Antiques and Modern Art Fair (pittura) / Castello Sforzesco – Milano, Italy 2008 Memory (pittura, installazioni) / Johns Hopkins University – Bologna, Italy 2008 Guerra e Pace (pittura) / Museo delle Genti d’Abruzzo – Pescara, Italy